The Tattoo Parlor

Zulu, owner and artist at Zulu Tattoo in Los Angeles, has been making tattoos for 25 years. The sound, he says can be intimidating to newcomers, but over time, like Pavlov’s dog, you grow to love it. Kody Cushman, has also been a tattoo artist for more than two decades and while she loves that buzzing sound, she just found out that she has hearing loss in her right ear as a result.

Produced by Eric Drachman